SKYPE: THE NEXT BEST THING TO BEING THERE Anna Van Scoyoc [email_address]
Agenda <ul><li>Quick Demonstration </li></ul><ul><li>What is Skype? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need? </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Let’s call one of my friends . . .  </li></ul>Demonstration
What is Skype? <ul><li>Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turns personal computer into a telephone ...
What do you need? <ul><li>Skype software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free download at  www.skype.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comp...
Skype: No cost version <ul><li>Skype-to-Skype calls </li></ul><ul><li>1-to-1 video calls </li></ul><ul><li>Screen sharing ...
Downloading Skype Software URL   www.skype.com Download Software for Free
Creating a Skype account
Before You Take a Spin on Skype <ul><li>Test Your Speakers, Microphone, and Camera </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help    Welcome ...
Skype account “home page” My mother My Sister The Husband The Family Dog
Skype Profile [email_address] [email_address] [email_address]
Contacts    Import Contacts
Help    Welcome Screen   Check your sound works
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  1. 1. SKYPE: THE NEXT BEST THING TO BEING THERE Anna Van Scoyoc [email_address]
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Quick Demonstration </li></ul><ul><li>What is Skype? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need? </li></ul><ul><li>Skype: No Cost Version </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Download software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up an account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a call!!!!! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Let’s call one of my friends . . . </li></ul>Demonstration
  4. 4. What is Skype? <ul><li>Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turns personal computer into a telephone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 to 1 or conference calls </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video chatting system </li></ul><ul><li>Communication tool* </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File sending </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screen sharing </li></ul></ul>*Available with free Skype account
  5. 5. What do you need? <ul><li>Skype software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free download at www.skype.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Connection </li></ul><ul><li>Microphone – Internal or plug in </li></ul><ul><li>Web Camera – Internal or plug in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For video calls </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Speakers – Internal or plug in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speakers, headphones, or headset </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Skype: No cost version <ul><li>Skype-to-Skype calls </li></ul><ul><li>1-to-1 video calls </li></ul><ul><li>Screen sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Send files </li></ul><ul><li>Conference calls </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook News Feed </li></ul>
  7. 7. Downloading Skype Software URL  www.skype.com Download Software for Free
  8. 8. Creating a Skype account
  9. 9. Before You Take a Spin on Skype <ul><li>Test Your Speakers, Microphone, and Camera </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help  Welcome Screen  Check your sounds works </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add me as a contact, if you want to test a call with me </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to set your settings appropriately </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype  Profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype  Privacy </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Skype account “home page” My mother My Sister The Husband The Family Dog
  11. 11. Skype Profile [email_address] [email_address] [email_address]
  12. 12. Contacts  Import Contacts
  13. 13. Help  Welcome Screen  Check your sound works

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